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Rebecca Traister: Good and Mad

23 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Rebecca Traister and Clare Wright

Rebecca Traister is an American journalist, polemicist and New York Times bestselling author who...

The F Word Address: Alison Whittaker

24 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Alison Whittaker and Claire G. Coleman

This event was previously scheduled for November 2018.

Carly Findlay

26 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Carly Findlay and Elizabeth McCarthy

‘In fairytales, the characters who look different are often cast as the villain or monsters.

Alexander Chee: How To Write An Autobiographical Novel

29 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Alexander Chee and Leah Jing McIntosh

‘Novels are accidents at their start,’ Alexander Chee has written. What causes these productive accidents...

Max Porter: Lanny

29 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Max Porter and Ronnie Scott

Max Porter's first book, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, was an astonishing work about despair...

Jill Abramson

30 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Jill Abramson and Sally Warhaft

How should the media survive the current age?

Rachel Kushner: The Mars Room

30 April 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Rachel Kushner and Ellena Savage

‘This is a story that gets to the root of how my society is structured right now … There’s a way that...

Dhonielle Clayton: The Art of Inclusion

1 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Dhonielle Clayton and Melissa Keil

In a response to a reader’s letter, YA author Malinda Lo once wrote, ‘Diversity is not important.

Simon Schama: Wordy

2 May 2019
The Wheeler Centre
Simon Schama and Ramona Koval

Simon Schama is a British broadcaster and scholar who is famous for his limitless energy and grand-scale...